- Ideal as a tool to teach about emotions, and to encourage the person to express themselves and how they are feeling.
- Both board and symbols are made from plastic so they are incredible durable and hardwearing
- The board is A4 in size – which is a good size for both display on the wall and also to keep on the desk for easy access and reference. The symbols are 4.5cm square, again easy to both see and handle.
- Includes pre-printed plastic symbols for a range of 8 different emotions. However, we use hook and loop fasteners with our products, to ensure that the board is also compatible with your existing symbol library.
- Uses the same symbols as the Boardmaker software, which are the images that most schools and facilities rely on.
Increase the flexibility of your Emotions Board with a Blank Symbol Expansion Pack. Containing a film of self-adhesive, pre scored plastic film, images of your choosing can be printed using a regular laser printer or alternatively drawn on by hand with a permanent pen. Once the images are on the plastic film, simply remove from the backing paper and place onto the blank plastic symbol squares included in the pack.
This A4 plastic board is a great tool to introduce the concept of emotions, and to help users to express how they are feeling.
Frustration at not being understood is common amongst non-verbal, pre-verbal and even verbal people with limited communication skills, and so a tool to help them express themselves in a non-threatening, non-verbal way can be a fantastic way to reduce stress and meltdowns.
It can be used as a way of the person communicating to those around them how they are feeling, or it can be used by parents/teachers/carers as a way of teaching the person about their emotions through labelling the appropriate emotion at a specific point in time.
There are 8 emotions to choose from, with space at the bottom of the board to complete the sentence ‘I feel …’.
Designed initially for autistic children, it has been used successfully with a wide age range and also alternative diagnoses such as learning disabilities, ADHD, Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) and even dementia. It has also been used in pre-schools and other early years setting extremely successfully.
Being made from plastic means that both the board and symbols are flexible, yet remain strong and extremely durable.
This product is part of the Autism Supplies and Developments range of visual communication aids, which were originally designed to help our own autistic son. With over 30 years professional and personal experience being with those on the spectrum, you can be sure that these products are well designed and helpful.
Natasha, United Kingdom
“5 out of 5 stars. Fantastic. Highly recommend for SEN children”
“As a busy mum to 3 children ( one child whom has Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder), I was struggling to fit in time making my own Pecs as I have done so previously using my laptop and pushing my half knackered laminator to the limit!- which took many many hours during the evenings .
I came across these wonderful products they are exactly what I needed .”
I ordered quite a few Picture Exchange Communication Aids from -Autism Supplies and Developments- , the delivery was very quick and they were delivered in perfect condition.
I am very impressed with the boards and cards They are clear, high quality Picture Communication Symbol images.
Natalie Sutton, United Kingdom
“Helps with communication”
“Helps my son with ASD to communicate. Would recommend for others with ASD or learning disabilities”
Tonyandmanda, United States
“Already familiar with velcro/picture boards so this was an easy addition”
“My son did really well with these pictures; he is already familiar with picture/Velcro boards so it was an easy addition.”
Jenny, United Kingdom
“Has helped my non verbal daughter at her pre school. Great board would love more for different situations”
Liz, United States
“I love this, it is an amazing way to communicate…”
“I love these, it is an amazing way to communicate with my son. He can be difficult to understand, and this makes it so much easier for us, and he is excited to use these as well.”
“Great for those who struggle to communicate emotions”
“Perfect for my daughter who has ASD to communicate how she is feeling”
Lou, United Kingdom
“Great product, really helping my son”
Board size: A4
Symbol size: 4.5cm square
Material: Semi flexible polypropylene plastic
Number of detachable symbols included: 8
Fastener type: hook and loop fastener
This product is not a toy. Only for use by persons over 3 years of age, and under direct supervision by a responsible adult.